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Fort Collins Joins the National League of Cities Discount Prescription Program

Released on Monday, December 17, 2018
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The City of Fort Collins, through the National League of Cities, now offers savings on prescription drugs to all residents, whether they are without health insurance, have a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.

By showing a My Healthy Hometown Prescription Discount Card at a participating retail pharmacy, a resident can receive an average discount of 24 percent off the retail price of pharmaceuticals. Savings may vary by drug and pharmacy.

Residents can download a free My Healthy Hometown Prescription Discount Card at any time or obtain one by calling toll-free 1-888-620-1749.

There are no annual limits placed on use. There is no paperwork, waiting period, age or income requirement and no medical condition restrictions. Only one card is required to cover a family. The discount program is not insurance.

A limited number of printed cards are also available at locations throughout Fort Collins including:

• Northside Aztlan Center, 112 E. Willow

• Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive

• Foothills Activity Center, 241 E. Foothills Parkway

• Old Town Library, 201 Peterson Street

• Harmony Library, 4616 South Shields

• Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave. #200

Prescription discounts apply to the whole family and to pet medicines, too. Residents who do not have insurance can show their card to save on the cost of all prescription purchases. Those who do have insurance can show the card when their prescription medicines are not covered by their insurance plan.

“This partnership with the National League of Cities will help our residents save some money at the pharmacy counter in Fort Collins and help keep their families healthy,” said Beth Sowder, director of Social Sustainability for the City. “We encourage community members to tell their neighbors, co-workers and others who could benefit from it.”

“We are pleased to have joined forces with Fort Collins to help their residents by offering a program that provides significant cost-savings and is easy to use,” said Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities. “We hope the NLC My Healthy Hometown Prescription Discount Card program brings welcome relief from the high cost of prescriptions.”

City residents can help others learn about the program and tell the city about their experiences by sharing their discount stories using #MyHealthyHometown in their social media posts.

For more information about the details of the program, contact Brittany Depew in the City’s Social Sustainability department at YmRlcGV3QGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970.221.6595.